First Data Bank Europe (FDBE) with The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA), are pleased to announce the 2010 FDBE/GHP/UKCPA Information Technology Award. In its eight year, the annual awards is encouraging, supporting and promoting the information technology initiatives and best practices in utilization of IT in hospital pharmacy. The initiatives that are looked upto include those that have benefited the patients or the staff by providing the pharmaceutical services or otherwise. A sum of two thousand five hundred pounds is being sponsored by FDBE aiming at individuals and pharmacy departments. Projects may be related to patient care, clinical services, medicines management, decision support, electronic prescribing, or any other IT application that improves pharmaceutical services.
Pharmacy Department of The Princess of Wales Hospital at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust won this year, for successfully developing the Electronic Transfer of Care (eTOC), an electronic discharge summary which has replaced the ineffective and error-prone paper process at the hospital. The deadline for entries is 31 December 2009 and the award will be presented in the spring of 2010. To apply please see the 2010 award leaflet available soon via the awards pages at www.ukcpa.org or www.ghp.org.uk.